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Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
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Beit Harav Kook
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FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

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Ashdod
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11380 on: May 25, 2022, 12:52:54 PM »
threre are alot of places advertising because of erev rosh chodesh sivan . just look in the weeklys.

I'm going to be there after Shavuos. Is there a way to access any of these weeklies online?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11381 on: May 25, 2022, 12:57:11 PM »
I'd like to go to Kivrei Tzaddikim up north with a tour. Any recommendations?
If you are in Yerushlayim you can find signs for a 1 day trip for a reasonable price in the Geula neighborhood

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11382 on: May 25, 2022, 01:00:57 PM »
What are the things to consider when Choosing either rent a car or to use public transport?

Weíre going in July for 2 weeks.
Week 1 will be bouncing around a lot, visiting people in TLV, Ranana, Beersheba and tzfas, ending in Jerusalem for the second week.
Rental car for a week from a broker is around $400, and google claims that driving time to most destinations is about half of transit.
If you are out of Yerushlayim in my opinion a car is great. In yerushlayim it is a big pain, traffic and finding parking is very difficult in my opinion

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11383 on: May 25, 2022, 02:51:49 PM »
If you are in Yerushlayim you can find signs for a 1 day trip for a reasonable price in the Geula neighborhood

That's what I was wondering. I've seen signs in bus stops in the past but have never gone on any of them. Are these drivers reliable? Do you know where they go? I've gone with professional tours in the past but there's too much dreying around at touristy spots (and they're around $125).

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11384 on: May 26, 2022, 06:41:28 AM »
If you are out of Yerushlayim in my opinion a car is great. In yerushlayim it is a big pain, traffic and finding parking is very difficult in my opinion
Thanks.

Given they we're traveling without kids or much luggage, I feel like renting a car might be more of a headache even outside yerushalayim... Ajdbnit having to drive might be nice even if the bus/train takes twice as long as driving.

But I'm entirely unfamiliar with the public transport infrastructure outside Jerusalem.
Is it reliable inn any way?

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11385 on: May 26, 2022, 09:09:29 AM »
Thanks.

Given they we're traveling without kids or much luggage, I feel like renting a car might be more of a headache even outside yerushalayim... Ajdbnit having to drive might be nice even if the bus/train takes twice as long as driving.

But I'm entirely unfamiliar with the public transport infrastructure outside Jerusalem.
Is it reliable inn any way?

It depends how you look at things, public transportation is pretty good, albeit timing on buses can be off sometimes but pretty reliable. Trains are nice but depends where your going.
Intercity buses can be a pain but it could be you don't mind it... most people do take it.
A combo of buses and trains can work and will usally be cheaper then a car as long as you plan correctly like unlimited passes for the day etc... 

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11386 on: May 26, 2022, 09:53:55 AM »
Going with a 3 and 5 year old next week. Will be based on J-lem.
It is supposed to be 90 degrees every day so want to be strategic and not get burnt out  ;D
Right now our exciting plans include Galita and that is about it. We are also considering Ein Yael.
Other ideas are appreciated!
Galita is great.

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Dig for a day?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11387 on: May 26, 2022, 03:15:12 PM »
Galita is great.

Eretz Bereshit?
Dig for a day?
Thanks for the ideas. We are booking Galita, it is a shame the amusement park is closed during the week.

Any does someone have a recommendation for a driver with a van? Searched the thread and saw some old ones.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11388 on: May 26, 2022, 04:12:47 PM »
And what's with the Rabanut Ra'anana Mehadrin hechsher? Can that can be trusted at least for parve?
Following... Would love to hear what you find out.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11389 on: May 27, 2022, 09:27:00 AM »
Following... Would love to hear what you find out.
@yungermanchik sent me the contact information for the Rosh Kollel of the Rananah Community Kollel. He told me that it is reliable and all shmita/truma/maasar is l'chumra.
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11390 on: May 29, 2022, 11:40:14 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good well priced driver?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11391 on: May 30, 2022, 11:50:31 AM »
Recommendations for 2 week SIM card rental? Need fast data/text/calls

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11392 on: May 30, 2022, 01:19:28 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good well priced driver?

well priced i dont know , call him. but eli is the guy i use all the time. hes canadian. 058-411-5579.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11393 on: May 30, 2022, 01:29:43 PM »
Recommendations for 2 week SIM card rental? Need fast data/text/calls

I've been using this and satisfied, some stores sell them too, besides for ordering
 https://www.globusim.com/?IsraeliSim

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« Reply #11394 on: May 30, 2022, 02:16:11 PM »
well priced i dont know , call him. but eli is the guy i use all the time. hes canadian. 058-411-5579.
is he good to plan out the trip or more like gimme destinations and Iíll get you there?
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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11395 on: May 31, 2022, 11:48:23 AM »
is he good to plan out the trip or more like gimme destinations and Iíll get you there?

hes done many trips and definitly has good ideas. but you have to make the decision.

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11396 on: May 31, 2022, 07:37:51 PM »
I have a lot of the same questions as recent posters plus some more. Any info or leads appreciated!
For example where can I buy shabbos food takeout in Jerusalem? I would do a full shabbos package from 1 place if they have good reviews.
How to go about renting a car?
Does anyone have recommendations for a ATV tour?
Restaurant recommendations with good food and hechsher, nothing fancy
Thank you


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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11397 on: May 31, 2022, 08:00:28 PM »
I have a lot of the same questions as recent posters plus some more. Any info or leads appreciated!
For example where can I buy shabbos food takeout in Jerusalem? I would do a full shabbos package from 1 place if they have good reviews.
How to go about renting a car?
Does anyone have recommendations for a ATV tour?
Restaurant recommendations with good food and hechsher, nothing fancy
Thank you
Goldie's has great takeout imo

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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11398 on: June 01, 2022, 10:08:50 AM »
I have a lot of the same questions as recent posters plus some more. Any info or leads appreciated!
For example where can I buy shabbos food takeout in Jerusalem? I would do a full shabbos package from 1 place if they have good reviews.
How to go about renting a car?
Does anyone have recommendations for a ATV tour?
Restaurant recommendations with good food and hechsher, nothing fancy

What does "hechsher" mean to you?

Thank you



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Re: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread
« Reply #11399 on: June 07, 2022, 04:55:48 PM »
Any ideas of things to do in Golan area with a baby?